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 Glenna Gaddy <I>Mathis</I> Watkins

Glenna Gaddy Mathis Watkins

Birth
Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi, USA
Death 21 Nov 2017 (aged 93)
Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 101525909 · View Source
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Crystal Springs - Glenna Gaddy Watkins, 93, passed away peacefully November 21, 2017 at Copiah Living Center. Visitation will be 9:30am-11am with services at 11am Saturday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs. Interment will follow at Old Crystal Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Watkins was born December 31, 1923 to John Wesley Mathis and Anita Clement Mathis in Crystal Springs. After high school graduation she became the bride of Bobby Oliver Gaddy on January 25, 1941 and they began their life together. She worked for the Berstein Shirt Corporation for 21 years until retiring to care for her family. After Bobby passed away in 1983, she remained widowed for 11 years. In 1994 she married Amos Watkins and their marriage lasted for 20 years until his passing. Shortly after she returned to her country home to be with two sons, Jerry (Shari), and Keith.

Mrs. Watkins was a loving, caring, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. All of her family could always depend upon her for whatever their needs were. She became known by family as "Nannie" which fit her perfectly.

She began attending First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs in the first month of 1924 and has been a faithful member of the Golden Circle Sunday School Class. She acted as a home bound church literature deliverer. She said she received a blessing each time she turned a delivery into an extended visit. She had two favorites, Mrs. Thelma Papizan and Mrs. Lester Ates.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry Gaddy (Shari) and Bobby Keith Gaddy both of Crystal Springs; grandchildren, Ronda Eady (Wayne), Perry Gaddy (Lillian), Zach Gaddy, Sommer Gaddy, and Ashley McMillian Bradshaw; and great grandchildren, Matthew Gaddy, Dalton Gaddy, Chase Gaddy, Amy Bradshaw, and Jack Bradshaw.

Published in Clarion Ledger on Nov. 25, 2017


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  • Created by: Betty
  • Added: 30 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101525909
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Glenna Gaddy Mathis Watkins (31 Dec 1923–21 Nov 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101525909, citing Old Crystal Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Betty (contributor 47705417) .